Programs and Events

Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.

In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.

Upcoming FFG Programs


October 22, 2019 – Plants, Color, Place: Using Local Natural Dyes, Helen Krayenhoff

November 26, 2019 – Chinese Dragon Boats, Jane Milner

Dragon Boats

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Regional Events

October 11-13, 2019 Gold Country Alpaca Gathering

Everything Alpaca, including fleece judging and vendors. At the Nevada County Fairgrounds. More information can be found here

February 8-9, 2020 Sacramento Weavers and Spinners Open House

Shepard Art and Garden Center, Sacramento. More information can be found here

April 3-5, 2020 CNCH

Finding the Artist Within at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. More information here

Recent Events

2019 KVMR Celtic Festival and the FFG Sheep to Shawl

FFG at Farm Day 2019




2019 County Fair

See a list of First Place and Best of Division Winners

Congratulations Betsy Abrams – Winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award! 


June 2019 Annual Picnic and Tailgate Sale

Recent Programs

Tuesday September 24, 2019 The Accidental Costumer – Jill Kelly

Jill discussed her career as “The Accidental Costumer.”  Jill is the daughter of one of the FFG founding members, Dee Jones. Learn more about Jill, her presentation, and see more photos here.

Tuesday May 28, 2019  Rags in the 21st Century – Sharlet Elms

Sharlet discussed the use of rags through history, particularly in the use of creating home goods such as rugs. 

Sharlet has over 20 years of weaving experience as an avocation; she is a Microbiologist by profession in the field of Public Health. Currently she is an instructor for the Public Health Microbiology California state training program, a weaving workshop instructor and a fair judge.




Guild Members can visit the Archives for older newsletters to see past programs